The Dean Book by
Flora Delle Nowlin Smith
In 1970, Flora Delle (decendant of Francis Ann Dean who married Joseph Hillary Smith) compiled the Dean Book recording nearly all the descendants of Daniel and Ann Jeta (Hatley) Dean. Download the full text searchable PDF file by clicking here. I owe a big thank you to Charles Henry Ham (decendent of William Thomas Dean) for first sharing his copy to be scanned and also Mary Evaline Wilson Irvin (decendant of Elijah Bell Dean) who scanned her book page by page and provided to me. I have since compiled into a PDF..
About the compiler: Flora Delle Nowlin of Lubbock departed this life on Dec. 7, 2007, at the age of 95 years. She was born in Athens to Joseph Hillary Smith and Saphronia Harriet (Jones) Smith and was the oldest of eight children. At an early age, her family moved to Terry County where she attended Challus School at Challis and Lakeview in Lynn County. In 1932, she married Cleburne Nowlin, and they had two daughters, Genita and Carolyn. They settled in the Lakeview community in Lynn County where they worked and raised their family.
Our Geneology Section of this website will be updated to reflect the data in this book.